These are early concept artworks for the villain and heroine of a fantasy project I’ve started. As of now, it’s set in a fictitious, mythic era in our earth’s past and centers on a conflict between the ancient Egyptian and Chinese civilizations. The storyline is about a vengeful Chinese emperor named Bao Yen who steals a sacred Staff of Serpents from the Egyptians, hoping to use it to conquer and enslave them. The heroine on the other hand is an Egyptian princess named Nefrusheri who must retrieve the Staff. There’s a lot of blank spots about the story that need to be filled in at the moment, but I rather like the idea of the ancient Egyptian and Chinese empires duking it out this way.